Daniel Hess
Producer, Director, DP
Digital Video/16mm Film/35mm Film


For more information or to book services, contact: dhess@danielhess.com


Co-Writer, Director - "End of Time," Independent Feature for WLS Films. In Development.

Writer - "Family Reunion," Independent Feature Script for WLS Films.

Director, Editor - "Sweet Insanity" Independent horror feature film.  Released June 27, 2006. WLS Films.

Writer, Director - "Back Home", a DV short, October, November 2003.

Director of Photography - "Noir," a DV feature, Alan Brown, Director. On Hold.

Producer, Director - "MERA training video", training film for Marin Emergency Radio Authority, July, 2003

Director of Photography - 1 hour TV documentary on CDF Aerial Attack Aircraft, for Netfilmz, June 2003

Producer, Director, DP - 60 sec. television commercial for "Wrangler" jeans, February, 2003.

Writer, Producer, Director, Editor - "Introduction to FranklinCovey Training", training film for County of Marin, January, 2003

Director of Photography - "Doppleganger," a short film for Netfilmz, March 2003. In post-production.

Director of Photography - "Arranged Love," a short film for Christie Films, January, 2003.

Director of Photography - "Indifference," a short film for Christie Films, January, 2003.

Director of Photography - "Blossom Hill," a short film for Christie Films, December, 2002

Director of Photography - "The Promotion," a short film for Christie Films, December, 2002

Director of Photography, Editor - "Nutcracker 2002," 60 sec. television commercial, Fall, 2002

Director of Photography - The Blotter," NBC television, October, 2002. Reality TV pilot for NBC

Producer, Director, DP, Editor -  Marin County, San Rafael, CA 2002-3.  Photograph and edit documentary and training videos for the County of Marin.

Director of Photography, Editor - North Bay Performing Arts Association, Petaluma, CA 2001.  Photographed and edited documentary video The Making of Nutcracker 2001.

Creative Director/CEO - DH&A Advertising, Petaluma, CA 1983-1993.  Scripted, produced, and directed numerous industrial and training videos and TV commercials for agency clients.

Stagehand, Grip - I.A.T.S.E. San Francisco, CA 1971-1974.  Worked on a number of feature films, as well as an episode of the television show The FBI for Quinn-Martin Productions.

Producer, Director - Total Television, Santa Rosa, CA 1972.  Produced and directed local cable television program Inside Out.

Producer/Director - Apocalypse Films, Santa Rosa, CA 1971-1973.  Produced and directed more than thirty 16mm television commercials for local TV station and local cable outlet. Wrote a number of feature film screenplays.

Other related experience and education:

In addition to the above, as an advertising agency creative director, I have written and produced thousands of radio commercials, print advertisements, and product brochures. I also produced and directed six theatrical productions with a local musical theater company in Petaluma, CA from 1974-1978

I have completed a number of college courses in film and video at Sonoma State College and Santa Rosa Junior College, as well as numerous seminars in computer illustration and video production. I am a "film buff" with a personal collection of over 2000 films on video.

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